My novel Best Staged Plans begins when Sandy Sullivan accidentally drops a pair of her reading glasses in one of the packages she mails.
“The minute life starts getting easier, your eyes go. So the time you once spent looking after your kids is now spent looking for your reading glasses. I hated that.”
As I wrote the novel, I came across something that blew me away:
“Not having reading glasses is the biggest obstacle to disadvantaged people over forty re-entering the workplace.”
I rummaged through the junk drawers in my own house and found over a dozen pairs of outgrown drugstore cheaters. I thought it would be easy to find lots of places to donate them, but so far I’ve found exactly one and here’s the link to donate: Lions Club International.
If you know of anyone else looking for reading glasses donations, please send me an email with READING GLASSES in the subject line, so I can add them to the list. Thanks!